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National Centre of Excellence In Geology

Established under Parliament Act 1974,the National Centre of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar is the leading Earth Sciences Research and Higher Education institution in the country. The Centre offers post-graduate study programs including Ph.D, M.Phil, MS and Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) awarded by the University of Peshawar. A host of state of the art research laboratories including Electron Microprobe, XRF, XRD, Wet-Geochemistry, GIS/RS, GPS Geodesy, Petroleum Geochemistry, Hydrogeophysics and Petrography/Microscopy cater needs of Academia and Industry.

The Centre has highly qualified faculty with 10 Ph.D, 4 M.Phil, assisted by over 20 Research Associates with M.Phil and Masters degree. So far 19 PhD, 57 M.Phil and over 180 PGD have qualified from this Centre.
Centre has published over 590 Research Papers, 12 Books and 6 Coloured Geological Maps, along with Center’s annual research journal: “Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences”.
Government of Pakistan has awarded the Center’s faculty with 4 Civil Awards (Sitara-i-Imtiaz (2), Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (2)) and 3 Presidential Awards (Izaz-i-Fazeelat). Along with Centre’s faculty is awarded: Commonwealth Fellowship (2), Fulbright Fellowships (7), Pakistan Academy of Sciences Gold Medals (3), Pakistan Book Council Earth Scientists of the Year Awards (4), as well as Star Laureate and IUCN Environmental awards.

This Centre is committed to the development and advancement in Earth Sciences, striving to encourage sustainable usage of the natural resources, mitigation of the natural hazards and countering the adverse affects of climate changes. The future of Earth’s ecosystem, supporting over 6 billion human offspring with unaccountable other biotic species depends upon careful and knowledgeable usage of Earth’s natural resources.
The Centre is focused at Higher Educational/Research with an objective of producing a professional workforce of Earth Scientinsts, which not only contribute to the socioeconomic development of Pakistan through their research and outreach, but also contribute to the advancement of Earth Sciences as a subject.
The primary objectives of the Centre as per Federal Parliment Act 1974 are::
  • Engagement in goal-oriented high-level teaching and research.
  • To train researchers and scholars according to new developments in the field of Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • To establish M.Phil/Ph.D. and other programmes in the relevant discipline in accordance with the standard and requirements of the HEC & University of Peshawar.
  • To promote co-operation and inter-disciplinary relationship with other teaching and research establishments.
  • To arrange conferences, seminars and refresher courses for the development of   teaching and research, and
  • To conduct teaching and research in such particular discipline as is assigned to by the Federal Government in consultation with the University in which the Centre is established.
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